New Verizon BlackBerry “Cyclone” surfaces

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It’s ok, catch your breath, Verizon users. There is a new BlackBerry coming down the pipeline for Verizon, though, so you can go ahead and start getting your hopes up (thanks to Engadget). With an intended Q2 of ’07 release, this new device (codenamed Cyclone), will be a world device built around the 8800 series models, be both CDMA/GSM (hello, hybrid) and it’s rocking AGPS and Bluetooth 2.0. Not too shabby. As always, we’ll do our best to stay atop this beast.

  • Thought

    At least for myself and Robb Dunewood, this is a huge development.

    As I’ve written about many times before, in the US market Verizon is clearly the best network, with the most lucrative subscription base, and so this means a whole lot in the American market.

  • Thought

    At least for myself and Robb Dunewood, this is a huge development.

    As I’ve written about many times before, in the US market Verizon is clearly the best network, with the most lucrative subscription base, and so this means a whole lot in the American market.

  • Michael

    I really wish they’d just go and put a camera on the damn thing!

  • Michael

    I really wish they’d just go and put a camera on the damn thing!

  • http://www.cuhomebuyers.com chris

    Yes it’s true that Verizon has the best coverage in the US, but they are also the most expsensive. It’s because of this I went with T-Mobile which has the best prices of anyone and edge is plenty fast! To make this really appealing they will have to drop their data rates, otherwise even the best phones in the world won’t help them.

  • http://www.cuhomebuyers.com/ chris

    Yes it’s true that Verizon has the best coverage in the US, but they are also the most expsensive. It’s because of this I went with T-Mobile which has the best prices of anyone and edge is plenty fast! To make this really appealing they will have to drop their data rates, otherwise even the best phones in the world won’t help them.

  • Thought

    chris: I hear ya when you talk about the rates on Verizon vs T-Mo. However, I and many others are more than willing to pay the higher rates for the better coverage. What’s the point of paying anything if you can’t connect? It’s that old adage: you get what you pay for.

    As Verizon has over twice the subscribers of T-Mo, and less than half the customer churn rate, it appears that Verizon is doing just fine with its current rates. I for one would rather they concentrate on getting the best phones, and I’ll be plenty happy.

  • Thought

    chris: I hear ya when you talk about the rates on Verizon vs T-Mo. However, I and many others are more than willing to pay the higher rates for the better coverage. What’s the point of paying anything if you can’t connect? It’s that old adage: you get what you pay for.

    As Verizon has over twice the subscribers of T-Mo, and less than half the customer churn rate, it appears that Verizon is doing just fine with its current rates. I for one would rather they concentrate on getting the best phones, and I’ll be plenty happy.

  • CMP

    Verizon is the best, and most expensive. You are very correct about that; however, I think for those that travel (like myself); price is not a deciding factor. The fact that I can make a call anytime and anywhere is key. I will buy this the second it hits the stores…

  • CMP

    Verizon is the best, and most expensive. You are very correct about that; however, I think for those that travel (like myself); price is not a deciding factor. The fact that I can make a call anytime and anywhere is key. I will buy this the second it hits the stores…

  • Eric

    When verizon is really your only choice you pray for news like this. I can say I’ll have one of these bad boys quick.

  • Eric

    When verizon is really your only choice you pray for news like this. I can say I’ll have one of these bad boys quick.

  • elvindeath

    Can’t wait. I desperately need to upgrade my BB7250, and want to get rid of the seperate cell phone. This could fit the bill. I’m one of the many people who stick with Verizon despite the slow device release, the horrible bluetooth crippling and the high prices. Why ? Because I like to know when I start a call with a client that there is a 99.9% chance I will finish my call without losing the signal.

    Ive tried Cingular and T-Mobile, to save money, and neither switch was worth it for me. If I was just a kid goofing around with my friends, I wouldn’t care and price would be my #1 priority.

  • elvindeath

    Can’t wait. I desperately need to upgrade my BB7250, and want to get rid of the seperate cell phone. This could fit the bill. I’m one of the many people who stick with Verizon despite the slow device release, the horrible bluetooth crippling and the high prices. Why ? Because I like to know when I start a call with a client that there is a 99.9% chance I will finish my call without losing the signal.

    Ive tried Cingular and T-Mobile, to save money, and neither switch was worth it for me. If I was just a kid goofing around with my friends, I wouldn’t care and price would be my #1 priority.

  • S

    Finally

    THE DREAM PHONE I”VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!!! Been waiting for a good descent world phone from Verizon, gotta get this when it hits the stores.

  • S

    Finally

    THE DREAM PHONE I”VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!!! Been waiting for a good descent world phone from Verizon, gotta get this when it hits the stores.

  • http://blog.rvpc.com/ kyle

    I spoke to oru rep today, I have posted some info on the release date here:

    http://blog.rvpc.com/index.php/verizon-wireless-to-release-cyclone-around-may-14-2007/

  • http://blog.rvpc.com kyle

    I spoke to oru rep today, I have posted some info on the release date here:

    http://blog.rvpc.com/index.php/verizon-wireless-to-release-cyclone-around-may-14-2007/

  • http://verizoncellphonesnb.blogspot.com/ Weston Yates

    Sounds good, but are we looking at say $10 + fees = $30 ?

  • http://verizoncellphonesnb.blogspot.com/ Weston Yates

    Sounds good, but are we looking at say $10 + fees = $30 ?